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Why didn't the Australian Federal Police Investigations - Chapter 7- George Close reopen its COT-case investigations when the Scandrett & Associates report (see Open Letter File No/12 and File No/13) confirmed arbitration-related claim documents faxed through Telstra’s network were being intercepted between May 1994 and January 1999 (during our government-endorsed arbitrations)? In my case, I provided the arbitration process six examples where faxes never arrived at the arbitrator’s office, even though Telstra’s billing records show those faxes (see Front Page Part One File No/1) left my office.

In July 1998, [after my arbitration], I provided official arbitration records showing forty-three separate sets of faxed arbitration claim material never arrived at their intended destination. Why haven’t I been able to resubmit these faxes for an assessment process? What sort of arbitration process allows faxed claim documents to be hijacked and, when you prove this hijacking took place during your government-endorsed arbitration process, disallows you to resubmit that part of your claim still not assessed by the arbitrator?

I have chosen Front Page Part One File No/1 because it is a document that speaks for itself. Anyone reading it can see Telstra billed me for those six non-received faxes.

In fact, in March 2004, refer to the Timor Leste phone bugging scandal went before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Australia agreed to renegotiate the Timor Leste/Australian oil deposit issues again. And do not forget, the bugging of the Timor Leste phones gave the Australian government an unfair advantage over Timor Leste because Australia then secured inside information that they would not normally have even been aware of, and this is what prompted Australia to renegotiate, with East Timor, the agreement regarding the rich oil and gas fields in the Timor Gap.  

Regarding my COT matters, however, the Australian government has still not requested that Telstra, which was then government-owned, should renegotiate my arbitration matters on the grounds that Telstra illegally gained an advantage over my businesses and my claims against Telstra, when it was Telstra that had my business under electronic surveillance, during my government-endorsed arbitration.

Who Are We

Absent Justice was set up in an attempt to publish a true account of what really happened during the various Australian Government endorsed arbitrations with Telstra.

We are a group of Australians who call themselves the Casualties of Telstra (CoT). This website stands as a testament to the unlawful conduct we were exposed to.

This is the story of a group of ordinary small-business people fighting one of the largest companies in the country.

The story of how for years Telstra refused to address the many phone problems that were affecting the capacity of the COT Four to run their businesses, telling them ‘No fault found,’ when documents on this website show they were found to have existed as the following government records show see AUSTEL’s Adverse Findings, at points 10, to 212

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All of the main events as quoted in this unbelievable true crime story are supported by copies of the original freedom of Information documents linked in the text.

Clicking on these links with your cursor will automatically open a PDF of the exhibit/evidence that a crime was committed. Using this method and following the various file numbers discussed in our various pages, you will verify our story. Without those documents, most people would really struggle to believe that public officials and their lawyers committed the illegal offences they did.

Using the acquired evidence the way we have is possibly a world first.


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“…the very large number of persons that had been forced into an arbitration process and have been obliged to settle as a result of the sheer weight that Telstra has brought to bear on them as a consequence where they have faced financial ruin if they did not settle…”

Senator Carr

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My Story

My name is Alan Smith.

This is the story of my battle with a telecommunications giant and the Australian Government, a battle that has twisted and turned, since 1992, through elected governments, government departments, regulatory bodies, the judiciary, and the Australian telecommunications giant, Telstra, or Telecom, as it was known when this story started. The quest for justice continues to this day.

My story started in 1987 when I decided my life at sea, where I had spent the previous 20 or so years, was over. I needed a new land-based occupation to see me through to my retirement years and beyond.

Of all the places in the world I had visited, I chose to make Australia my home.

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“All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”

– Edmund Burke